The Home Depot drops EXPO business


The big orange is shrinking its color pallet once again. The Home Depot has announced that it is closing the EXPO business and laying off 7,000 employees.

For those who may have never ventured into an EXPO store, the venture was Home Depot's entree into high-end décor and design. The upscale home improvement stores were part big box retailer and part Kitchen/Bath style showrooms.

Admittedly, I wasn't EXPO's target customer because I'm (1) a guy; and (2) one of those few people who can "see" what a finished room would look like just by envisioning the materials that would go into the space.